Teams honor the passing of the 26 victims of the Newtown shooting
The Giants, Jets and the Patriots have worn decals, such as these ones, on their helmets, during Sunday games. The stickers honor the passing of the 26 victims of the Newtown shooting, on Friday.As we reported at the time, 20 children and 6 adults died as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Connecticut.
The Giants and Jets wore decals that read “S.H.E.S.” for Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Examiner writes. The Patriots wore a sticker representing a black bow, featured on the right.
The team also gave up singing their "End Zone Militia," according to ESPN. They replaced the ceremony in which men costumed as Revolutionary War soldiers fired muskets, with a salute of the American flag, flying at half-staff.
It was an emotional time, in which all NFL teams stopped for a moment of silence before games, and some of the players retweeted the victims' names.